It did not take Coolermaster
long to develop a successor of their high end chassis, the Cosmos, launched late last year it featured a “spacey” design with innovative HDD bays, many tool less features and provisions for cable management, combined with enough room to house up to 5x120mm fans it provided sufficient cooling for all dual video card, quad core systems out there. What could they improve with this new revision?
To be honest, the Coolermaster Cosmos S is not a improvement “per se”, however it’s an enthusiast version of the original model, providing even more cooling (and gaining one of the first Triple-SLI ready tags from NVIDIA) and it has changed looks from silver to black.
The large box features photos of the product inside and a huge logo with the S
in the spotlight.
Normally when we open a chassis' box we find some hard foam and plastic bag around the case to prevent damage during transport, it’s not worth photographing as those provisions are quite standard, only when we notice packaging issues do we point them out.
Coolermaster has gone one step beyond any other case manufacturer out there and wrapped their case in a strong cloth dust free bag, overkill for sure, but it does scream “high end” product right from the get go.
And there’s a plastic bag around the case, inside the cloth bag too… Coolermaster wants the Cosmos S to reach its new owner in mint condition.Specifications
The specifications are similar to those of the original Cosmos, unsurprisingly, but there are enough differences inside and out to clearly distinguish the two, and we’re not talking about the color.
What has changed? Let’s recall the Cosmos specs:
So what we got here is actually a total overhaul of the interior design, coupled with a large fan in the side panel. The chassis is now in aluminum making the whole noticeably lighter and easier to carry. The amount of exposed 5.25” bays increases, but the standard amount of HDD bays decreases from 6 to 4. Cooling wise we already mentioned the side panel fan, but there also room for one more 120mm fan at the top. You get a total of four fans included with the Cosmos S versus only 3 in the previous version.
Let’s compare size and take a closer look ->